Bizarre Replicas of the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower

Photos of Famous Landmarks While They Were Still Under Construction

We're used to seeing modern landmarks in their completed glory, but we gain a new appreciation for those familiar monuments when we see them in progress, and remember all the labor that went into bringing them to life. » 6/02/13 2:00pm 6/02/13 2:00pm

The Statue of Liberty: Who destroyed it best?

The Statue of Liberty stands for American hopes and dreams, an emblem of both New York City and the American gateway. That's precisely why so many film directors and video game creators love to smash Lady Liberty to bits. But who do you think did the best job of damaging or destroying the Statue of Liberty? » 9/09/12 7:00am 9/09/12 7:00am

And now, the Statue of Liberty melting for no reason whatsoever

We've seen the Statue of Liberty kick the bucket in a litany of ways, but never like this. Just for kicks, Vincent Ullmann has created this short animation of the Statue disintegrating like it was made of moldy yogurt. The French never told us about the skeleton underneath, we suppose. » 8/03/12 8:35am 8/03/12 8:35am

Old photos of the Statue of Liberty standing in Paris were…

In science fiction filmdom, the destruction of the Statue of Liberty is merely a sign that the carnage is chugging along at a steady tack. But reality provides some equally strange views of Lady Liberty, particularly when she was under construction in Paris during the mid-1880s. Here are some curious photographs of… » 6/21/12 12:30pm 6/21/12 12:30pm

Weird 1880s cartoon imagined the Statue of Liberty would become a…

We're used to seeing the Statue of Liberty get trashed in speculative fiction, but this strange cartoon from Harper's Weekly on May 28, 1887 turned Lady Liberty into a dystopian, Castle Greyskull-style train station. » 4/23/11 11:00am 4/23/11 11:00am

Monster movie Cloverfield is a huge (and annoying) mystery. But maybe it's just a remake of The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms? Adam Polselli has compelling evidence that Cloverfield may update the Beast's 1950s atom-bomb scare to a global warming scare. Yay for monster relevance! [Adam Polselli] » 11/20/07 10:20am 11/20/07 10:20am